The British pharma industry experienced a 31% drop in new job postings in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by AstraZeneca with 269 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of pharma company job postings. GlobalData’s Pharma: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the pharmaceuticals industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 24% share of the British pharma industry new job postings in Q3 2023, down by 35% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive pharma industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Management Occupations, which accounted for 24% of the total new job postings in Q3 2023 and were down by 62% year-on-year. Second highest were Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations, which accounted for 11% and drop by 60% year-on-year, and third highest were Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which were 39% of the new job postings and 53% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in pharma industry accounted for 40% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by AstraZeneca with 269, followed by Charles River Laboratories International with 144, while the highest increase was at ICON at 39%.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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